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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

PARCHED

DEFINITION:
Extremely dry because of hot weather or drought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Patches of parched landscape have caused once-green golf courses to close and limited golf cart use, the Greeley Tribune reported.
The Denver Post, 02/18/2019

Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

oppose

malleable

reduce

swarm


2. A state of confused and noisy disturbance

commotion

detail

aplomb

area


3. The extent to which something matters; importance

significance

topic

source

document


4. The source or reason of an event or action

source

document

bluff

cause


5. Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

cunning

terse

jargon

weather


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